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Vince Hart
Freelance Consultan t , International Consultacy
UK, United Kingdom
“Vince Hart is a management and development consultant with almost forty years of professional experience gained in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa. His efforts have been focused on addressing a wide range of local and international development challenges and capacity building needs within the public, private and voluntary sectors.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
Professional Experience:
Key qualifications:
• International diplomat who has demonstrated the ability to strategically guide and address complex, multi dimensional challenges and development programmes in difficult and volatile circumstances, where ethnic or religious conflicts prevailed, corruption was frequently rife and political dynamics were unstable.
• 25 years experience in multi faceted, programme identification, formulation, direction, management, monitoring & evaluation and team leadership for sector support and TA programmes, with conditional policy actions for a range of international donors (EC, DFID, DTI, WB, UNDP, UNILO, SIDA, CIDA, JICA) in many regions of the world especially ACP countries.
• 30 years experience of international and regional development specialising in sustainable rural development, rural infrastructure planning, rehabilitation and improvement (incl. rural health centres), identification and support of entrepreneurs/ SME’s and effective development aid management utilising tools such as PCM and PRAG or similar guidance.
• Provided Technical Assistance and Development Aid Management for almost 30 years which addressed social and economic challenges and included specific long term engagement in less developed and middle income countries.
• Evaluation Expert responsible for defining “theories of change”, monitoring systems and system boundaries for many interventions and for overall design, conduct and completion of the impact evaluations in a timely fashion
• 20 years experience in using of participatory techniques to manage change within organisations (to establish new values, principles, attitudes, systems, structures, behaviours and performance levels) and at the community interface (for collecting/ disseminating information and facilitating poverty reduction strategies).
• Active in the development of food security strategies which targeted the vulnerable, especially women and children, with intervention outcomes that sought to improve the local maternal health status.
• Donor co-ordination/ SWAp/ Stakeholder incorporation; has worked with a complex combination of development partners from the donor, public, commercial and NGO sectors, to deliver common objectives related to partnership working, resource leverage and capacity development aimed at improving standards of living for beneficiaries in targeted geographical locations.
• Pro active in gender and disability mainstreaming, empowering marginalised beneficiaries to become active stakeholders and facilitating pro poor resource allocation to sustainably enhance quality of life for those most in need.
• An accomplished communicator/ communications planner, facilitating extensive inter agency cooperation and stakeholder dialog
• Has provided high level regional/ multi country policy development inputs and national leader mentoring over a 25 year timeframe to influence regional policy, sector based economic restructuring, macro policy development, strengthen aid effec
Education:
Cranfield University, Silsoe College UK (86-87) Master of Philosophy: Economics and Management: Rural Change- A Systems Approach

Cranfield University, Department of Land Resource and Environmental Studies, UK (85-86) Post Graduate Diploma: Rural Engineering- Land & Water Management focus

Myerscough College, UK (74-77) National Diploma in Rural Estate Management
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Russian, French, Neo Melenesian
    Nationality:
    United Kingdom
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